About Syosset High School
The Syosset High School Philosophy
At Syosset High School, we strive to provide an education that is challenging, thorough and useful, in an environment where students find joy in learning. We believe high school is a unique experience, valuable for its own sake. As individuals, our students deserve the opportunity to develop their distinctive talents. While all students should be challenged to think for themselves, we encourage them to work together to share their talents. Our goal is to create lifelong learners who continue to grow and explore long after their last test is taken. It is our hope that Syosset students will emerge as discerning, educated citizens—with the skills necessary to find success in the university, in the workplace, in all the challenges life offers. Our administration and staff serve to model the values and character we expect of our students: patience, respect, integrity, dignity and empathy. We share our responsibility with parents and our community, and, in turn, hope to make Syosset High School students aware of their responsibility and connection to the larger world.
The Syosset Central School District
The Syosset Central School District serves the Syosset-Woodbury community in northeastern Nassau County, New York. The suburban area is home to middle and upper income residents, many of whom commute to New York City. Most of the adult population are college graduates engaged in business and professional careers. The schools enjoy a national reputation for academic excellence. There are ten schools for the 6,700 students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12.
Syosset High School Highlights
Required Subjects Local and Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Diploma
English 4 4
Social Studies 4 4
Science 3 3
Mathematics 3 3
World Languages 1 3
Health .5 .5
Art/Music 1 1
Electives 3.5 1.5
Physical Education 2 2
  • Honors Courses in English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and World Language - enriched courses with a higher degree of difficulty
  • Independent Study Program - both academic and community based
  • Advanced Research Programs in Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies
  • College Level Courses in Affiliation with Syracuse, Adelphi, and Long Island University
  • ESL Comprehensive Program in English, Social Studies, Math, and Science
  • Cooperative Work/Study Program in Business
  • Programs for Students with Disabilities
  • Programs for Students with Disabilities
  • Alternative High School (Castle Program)
  • Theater Arts Program

The Following Advanced Placement Courses Are Offered:
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Computer Science A
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Comprehensive World Language Program
  • American Sign Language - 2 years
  • French - 5 years
  • Italian - 5 years
  • Japanese - 4 years
  • Latin - 3 years
  • Russian - 3 years
  • Spanish - 5 years
Class Rank The Syosset Central School District Board of Education has adopted a policy of not ranking students on cumulative average relative to their classmates.
The High School Program Syosset High School, grades 9 through 12, offers a broad variety of subjects including Advanced Placement courses in all major academic areas and computer science, Regents level courses, and programs for students with disabilities. Syosset High School also provides varied learning experiences through math, science and social studies research programs, electives in the humanities, interdisciplinary education, academic and community-based independent study, internships and cooperative work-study in business.
A professional staff of 240 members serves a population of approximately 2,200. The co-curricular program includes musical performing groups, publications, service and subject area clubs, and nearly 100 athletic teams. Syosset High School has an FM radio station and a TV studio.
New York State Competency Requirements Successful completion of requirements in English, mathematics, science, global history and U.S. history and government.
Excellence in Education
  • Honor Roll of Outscoring Schools by SchoolMatters.com
  • 99% College Attendance
  • SAT Scores Above State and National Averages
  • Kennedy Center Arts Education Award of Excellence - #1 in Country
  • U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School
  • National Merit Scholars
  • Intel Science Talent Finalists
  • Grammy Signature School for Music
  • Over 40 Ivy League Admits Each Year
  • National School Board Magna Award
  • Science Research 5 year Program
  • Columbia University Spirit Music
  • AP Courses in all Subjects
  • Syosset PRIDE Character Education
  • Cultural Arts Partnerships with the Metropolitan Opera, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art
  • 4 year Theater Arts Program
  • Largest NYSSMA Delegation to All-State
  • Cross Country Nassau Champions 8 years
  • On-site Science Research Facility with Greenhouse
  • After School Recreation
  • Summer Enrichment
  • Peer Mediation
  • Resource Room Services
  • 105 Clubs and 110 Athletic Teams Across the District
Created By: Zachary Senzer (2013)